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Some of the participants of our programs are definitely no "victims". They have made some bad decisions in their lives, they have chosen a wrong way to go. But they deserve a second chance - if they are ready, to catch it. Like 18 years old Jackson.
Jackson used to live with his parents in Singida, a few hours drive by car from Mwanza. After finishing primary school, his parents brought him to relatives in Mwanza to go to secondary school, as his parents were sure, the quality of secondary education in Mwanza would be higher than in Singida. Jackson started promising in secondary education but soon he became friend to a group of students who were not at all interested in education. Jackson and his friends started to skip the classes, hang around and began to steel for fun. After two years of misbehavior in school, Jackson dropped out of school with no possibility at all to finish secondary education. His relatives in Mwanza and his parents were angry and made it clear, that at least he would have to support the family by getting a job and bring some money home. Jackson realized, that without proper education, he could not find a job and he began to steel for making money to support the family. As he was caught several times by the police, he got more and more problems with his family. Fortunately, he learned about EBLI’s Computer Literacy program and decided to catch this chance to start into a new life, without crime but opportunities to support his family as Jackson plans to start his own - legal - business.